Mads Siljehaug producing SST debut at Long Beach front

The Stadium Super Vans‘ future race weekend at the Acura Grand Prix of Extended Seaside will have a very little Norwegian flair. On Saturday, sporting activities car or truck racer Mads Siljehaug introduced he will make his sequence début at the street circuit on 24–26 September, piloting a Crosley Manufacturers truck. He will be the first Scandinavian to compete in SST.

“24-26. September this Norwegian ‘farmer’ will fly through the avenue in Prolonged Beach with around  80.000 spectators,” posted Siljehaug on social media“Forever grateful for this opportunity.. All many thanks to @bolemastus (Crosley Models CEO Bo LeMastus)!”

Siljehaug largely competes in the Pirelli GT4 The usa and 24H GT Collection, the former of which noticed him finish fourth in 2020 SprintX Silver details alongside Marco Polo Motorsports team-mate Nicolai Elghanayan. Despite skipping two rounds that 12 months, the duo scored a few wins at Sonoma and a sweep at Road America. Eight races into 2021 (although they did not operate the most up-to-date weekend at Watkins Glen), the Siljehaug/Elghanayan combo sits sixth in the Silver Drivers championship, although MPM is eighth in the Teams group, with a class podium in the 2nd race at Sonoma wherever they finished 3rd.

In the 24H GT’s GTX course, he drives for Reiter Engineering with Eike Angermayr and Horst Felbermaye Jr. The group has hardly ever finished lessen than next in the division in 2021 and are third in the standings with three wins—Mugello, Paul Ricard, and Catalunya—in four begins.

Following growing by the ranks in Norway, Siljehaug won the inaugural ADAC GT4 Germany championship in 2019 with Angermayr. He has also raced in the Blancpain GT Collection Endurance Cup, where by he and Reiter notched a runner-up course end at Silverstone in 2018, and the GT4 European Collection, scoring a 3rd total at Zandvoort in 2019.

The Lillehammer native is just the third driver of European nationality to race in SST, joining Anthony Gandon (French) and Max Papis (Italian). Representation from the continent is fairly unusual, which is possibly easy to understand as SST has under no circumstances run a details race there (although the vans participated at the Goodwood Competition of Speed in 2015) and the COVID-19 pandemic would have enormously limited any the latest journey chances to the American-based mostly collection.

A whole entry record for Prolonged Seashore has not been introduced as the weekend is continue to about a week absent, but Crosley is expected to subject an additional significantly-sized fleet of drivers. At Nashville in August, 5 of 13 vans were sponsored by the corporation: LeMastus, SST newcomer Jacob AbelRicky JohnsonArie Luyendyk Jr., and Jeff Ward Abel scored a podium in the next race.

LeMastus has penned on Facebook about organizing a 6-truck Crosley armada for Long Beach, with most of those people from Nashville envisioned to return Ward explicitly verified his intent to run Long Beach right after signing up for the Nashville lineup. Other posts from LeMastus regarded probable motorists in his vehicles, with some on the pretty intriguing side these as NASCAR veterans Sterling Marlin and Ken Schrader, and he also detailed existing Tenting Entire world Truck Sequence driver Todd Gilliland and his father David as probable names the former’s truck is partly sponsored by Crosley when LeMastus co-owned the latter’s Truck Collection workforce by means of 2020. Crosley-affiliated Brandon Parrish, a former superbike rider and founder of RiderSurance, tested an SST at collection headquarters very last Tuesday.